Happiness: Nature or Nurture?

Are you a happy person? Do you feel happy right now? As human beings, we all have times that we’re happy and times that happiness eludes us. But overall, what is your natural inclination?

Are some people just born happier than others? Is happiness inherent or acquired? And more importantly, are there things we can do – tools we can learn, methods we can implement – to bring more happiness and joy into our lives, to become more upbeat and optimistic? Or are we simply hard wired a certain way, with some people being more despondent while others more spirited?

You will be surprised to learn that happiness is something that you can control.

Please join Rabbi Simon Jacobson and discover that happiness is both inherent and acquired: you are naturally born happy. Happiness is your state of being. However, that core nature can be obfuscated by life experiences. Learn how to acquire tools that allow you to access your natural happiness, to experience happiness as a noun, not just as a verb. Remember, you do not control your circumstances, but you can control your state of mind, which in turn allows you to navigate the ups and downs of life. You have the power to become a happier person because your attitude will ultimately reveal your identity and shape your reality.

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